Wine: Something For The Weekend

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Under a Fiver

2006 Radcliffe's Haut Poitou Sauvignon VDQS

There's life yet in the old VDQS, as this refreshingly juicy Loire sauvignon blanc clearly shows; a perfect everyday springtime dry white.

£6.99/£4.66 on 3 for 2, Thresher and Wine Rack

Under a Tenner

2005 Tesco Finest Alsace Pinot Gris, Cave de Turckheim

Several cuts above your average Alsace pinot gris, the grape also known as pinot grigio, this is a rich, spicy and delicately honeyed example of the variety from a serious cooperative.

£6.25, Tesco

Splash Out

2006 Gladstone Pinot Noir

This delightful, raspberryish New Zealand pinot noir is made by Glaswegian Christine Kernohan.

Around £13.75, Great Western Wine Company, Bath (01225 322800), Fine Wine Company, Edinburgh (0131-665 0088)